Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Yuck

I signed up for the "Biggest Loser" at work. I paid $20.00 and the winner (greatest percentage lost) wins the money. Money is a huge motivator for me. I spent today sending M&M's to other teachers. I work with some fun people.

After work I ran out to ice the girls leg and re-wrap it. On my way I started feeling sick, and by the time I got to the barn I couldn't get out of my car. After a little bit the feeling passed (I'm not pregnant!) and I spent some time with Denali sitting in front of her stall until I felt like I could stand up and handle her. She kept sniffing my head as if to say, "Hey! HEY!! What are you doing!? Why are you ignoring me?"

I unwrapped her leg. There is no more heat or swelling, but there is a lump on the outside. I guess I'll see tomorrow what is going on. She is in good but in a weird mood. It's the drugs. She doesn't want touched. She isn't normally a touchy horse (and BOY do I wish she was) but she's not. She kept flipping her lip up. That's new. I'm assuming she's bored out of her mind and trying to do things to amuse herself. I'm glad it's that and not cribbing.

I'll let everyone know what we find. I'm assuming at this point it will be nothing. (Fingers crossed)

4 comments:

Nicku said...
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Nicku said...

I'm sure your vet will have more answers today for you. Bumps can mean so many different things, sometimes they bang their leg and the bump is just some swelling between the tendon and the tendon sheath. Sometimes its just a strain. For my mare the little visible lump was the marker for a very small type II core lesion in her SDFT...SDFT injuries are a little less common though in the hind end, plus horses are usually not noticeably off like Denali was (but I'd like to meet the horse that presents textbook/logical symptoms for ANYTHING, haha)...An ultrasound of the area will tell you what is going on. Fingers crossed it's nothing serious, whatever it is or isnt you guys will get through it!!! :)

Becky said...

Waiting patiently (sorta...) to hear what the xray/ultrasound reveals! Fingers crossed for you & Ms. D!

Becky said...
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